Saint of the Day – 11 March – Saint Alexius U Se-Yong

The Memorial of Saint Alexius U Se-Yong

Saint Alexius U Se-Yong Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersNot Married who became Saints

Saint Alexius U Se-Yong brief life History

Date of Birth 1845 AD
Country of Birth Korea, North in Asia
Profession Catholic Convert and Catechism translator to Korean
Place of Work South Korea
Date of Death 11 March 1866
Place of Death West Gate, Seoul, South Korea
Feast Day 11 March
Beatification By Not Available
Canonization By Pope John Paul II on 6 May 1984
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Saint Alexius U Se-Yong Short life History

Saint Alexius U Se-Yong is also known as
• Alejo U Se-yong
• Alessio U Se-yong
• Alleksio
• U Se-Yeong

Saint Alexius U Se-Yong was a young layman, born to the wealthy nobility in the apostolic vicariate of Korea. Having become interested in Christianity, he met with Saint Siméon-François Berneux, and Saint Marcus Chong Ui-Bae served as his catechist. His family was strongly opposed to Christianity, and Alexius left home to work with missionaries, translating the Catechism and other texts to Korean.

During one of the repeated persecutions, all Christians in his village were arrested. Alexius gave in to his fears and denied the faith, and was released. He then repented and went to prison to confess his failure to his bishop. He was then arrested, imprisoned with the others, tortured, and finally executed for his faith. Martyr.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Saint Alexius U Se-Yong was born in 1845 in Seoheung, Hwanghae-do, North Korea and died on 11 March 1866 at the Small West Gate, Seoul, South Korea

Saint Alexius U Se-Yong